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by Jason T · Posted 09/07/2020
Troubleshooting doesn’t have to drive you insane. It can and will if you let it. We’ve all been there. Maybe the setup took more time than you thought it would, things got a little rushed, and now you’re not getting signal from the singer’s mic. Or, maybe you’re watching a movie with your family, and all of a sudden there’s no sound. Whether you’re troubleshooting in a professional live sound or recording studio setting, or in your home theater, the same general rules apply. The first rule, and the most important one, is “don’t panic.” When
by Jason T · Posted 08/24/2020
Most of us spend a ton of time at our desks working, and if you’re a music lover, as I am, there’s a good chance you rely on your favorite tunes to help you make it through the workday. As someone who works in pro audio, comfortable, isolating, great-sounding headphones that don’t tire my ears are essential to the work I do. But, even when I’m not editing a podcast or mixing a song, I still usually have my headphones on because I’m listening to music while writing articles or emails. So, in my years as an audio engineer, as well as a writer, I
In this video, A.B. shares four tips for improving your sound quality when recording with a smartphone, from choosing the best microphone to utilizing noise-reduction software. Whether you’re recording a YouTube video, a voice-over, a podcast, or a song, these tips and techniques will show you how to record great audio with your smartphone! Check back often for more informative videos from BandH.com.
by Jason T · Posted 07/06/2020
COVID-19 has made work from home and school from home the norm in many places across the country. Some love it, and some hate it, but I think everyone can agree on one thing—trying to do your work with the kids home is sort of like trying to work in the middle of a dangerous construction site in which you are also required to serve beverages and other refreshments to a horde of very demanding, supposedly starving, jarringly loud construction workers on a tri-hourly basis. This kind of cacophonous nightmare can do a lot more damage than simply
by Nicholas Messitte · Posted 06/08/2020
In this article, we’re going to cover how to set up an audio stream for your house of worship, so that you might reach people in their time of need. We will start by providing you options that let your congregation gather in the safety of their own vehicles in your parking lot—specifically, short-throw FM transmitters and networked solutions. Finally, we’ll cover ways to stream your service across the Internet as a whole, so you can reach your parishioners in their own homes. Localized Broadcasting Solutions Our first option involves FM
Ever wanted to create your own cinematic sound effects? In this video, AB shows you how he creates Foley sound effects at home utilizing household objects. For a deeper dive into sound in film, turn to AB's Filmmaking for Beginners: 5 Basic Elements of Film Sound. Then check out these other At-Home videos for more ways to help you stay creative at home.
Jake shows you how using a USB microphone such as the Senal UB-440 can improve your Zoom meetings and video conferences. Whether you’re teaching online classes or taking part in an online meeting, a USB mic can greatly enhance your audio quality and clarity. He also demonstrates the value of using headphones, in his case the Senal SMH-
In this Adobe Premiere Pro CC tutorial, AB shows you how to edit audio. His audio editing tips include how to add submix tracks, how to remove background noise, and more! You can find more editing tips and techniques here.
In this video, AB breaks down the five basic elements of film sound: dialogue, background or ambient sound, sound effects, Foley, and music. Did you know that most of the movies and shows you watch contain sound that wasn't recorded at the time of the shoot? Learn these and other interesting facts about filmmaking by clicking into our Audio for Video Series. Questions or comments? Send them to us just below, in the Comments section.
Looking to step up your podcast? AB teaches you how to be creative with your solo podcast by adding another character using pitch-shifting software! You can find more podcast tips at Podcasting for Beginners.
AB Belinfanti shows you how to make a beat from scratch and how to structure a beat using objects from around his house. Follow along as he takes you from the recording process all the way through the editing stage, where he creatively uses plug-ins to transform a simple recording into a beefed-up musical foundation.
by Jason T · Posted 04/03/2020
It has been said through the ages that necessity is the mother of invention and, based upon the surge in interest we’re seeing in remote podcasting during these strange and uncertain times, I’m realizing that it truly is. COVID-19 has upended life as we know it for much of the US. People are cooped up in their homes, and everyone is wondering if this is the new normal. Many jobs have been lost, and if you’re lucky enough to have one, you’re working from home, doing everything you can to keep it. As many podcasters did, we scrambled to take the